In­de­pen­dent’s new­est ed­i­tor

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FIK­ILE Nt­sikelelo Moya has been ap­pointed ed­i­tor of The Mer­cury news­pa­per in KwaZulu-Natal, In­de­pen­dent Me­dia an­nounced yes­ter­day. Moya, cur­rently the ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor at the Pre­to­ria News, would take up his new post on De­cem­ber 1. In­de­pen­dent Me­dia ex­ec­u­tive chair­man Dr Iqbal Survé said: “Con­trary to what’s hap­pen­ing in the print me­dia in­dus­try in South Africa, In­de­pen­dent Me­dia is grow­ing and ex­pand­ing its ed­i­to­rial teams. At­tract­ing the best ed­i­to­rial peo­ple and pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for ex­ist­ing ed­i­to­rial staff across our ti­tle plat­forms is part of this strat­egy.” He said the company was in­vest­ing in tech­nol­ogy and new sys­tems, re­build­ing news­rooms, and strength­en­ing ed­i­to­rial and com­mer­cial teams. “We’re plan­ning a few new prod­uct launches in the new year and we’re work­ing hard at po­si­tion­ing the new In­de­pen­dent Me­dia as the lead­ing mul­ti­plat­form me­dia company in South Africa.” In­de­pen­dent Me­dia’s company ethos was non-racial­ism, with a fo­cus on ex­cel­lence and eq­uity, he added. “Trans­for­ma­tion to ad­dress his­tor­i­cal im­bal­ance in a me­dia land­scape that has not changed sig­nif­i­cantly since 1994 is crit­i­cal. This is key to our re­cruit­ment process,” Survé said. – Sapa

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